Proof of residence shall be a prerequisite of admission to the public schools. Such proof must have the parent’s or court-appointed guardian’s name and address listed. It must also be provided to school personnel with any change in residence. Parent(s) and guardian(s) who are registering their child(ren) in Prince George’s County Public Schools for the first time must complete an Affidavit of Disclosure as required by law, verifying their legal residence. Proof of residence may be established by any of the following documents: settlement papers, lease agreement, rental receipt, deed of property, or a tax assessment bill. Additional items including recent mail may be required if there are concerns regarding the proof of residence. The documents must be originals, not copies. A copy of the proof of residence must be attached to thePA-14, Student Registration Form.
Proof of age is required for all students being registered. An original proof of birth must be provided for students entering the school system for the first time. Sources for birth verification are listed on the PA-14, Student Registration Form. A copy of the proof of age must be attached to thePA-14, Student Registration Form. If a new student is already registered in one of Prince George’s County public schools, call the previous school to see if a copy of the birth verification is already on file in the student’s folder. If a copy is on file, you will not need a new copy.
Immunization record -The immunizations required before children can be admitted to school are diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough – for children through age 6), tetanus, polio, rubeola (measles), rubella (3-day measles), mumps, and children in preschool through grade 10 must have varicella (chicken pox) and hepatitis B vaccines.
Physical Examination -A physical examination is recommended for each child entering the Maryland Public School System for the first time. The examination must be performed within the period of nine months before school entry to six months after entry. The form is available at each school or can be accessed from the Health Services page on the school system web site,www.pgcps.org.
Lead Screening Certificate -All newly enrolled students in pre-kindergarten through grade 1 must submit a form DHMH 4620 documenting that: 1)Blood lead testing was done; OR 2)The child has never lived in a targeted ZIP Code; OR 3)The parent has a religious objection to the testing The documented tests should be at 12 months and 24 months of age. Two test results are required if the 1st test was done prior to 24 months of age. If the 1st test is done after 24 months of age, one test result is required. If there is a religious objection to the blood test, a Lead Risk Assessment must be administered by a health care provider. The form is available at each school or can be accessed from the Health Services page on the school system web site,www.pgcps.org.